‘My Kind of Country:’ Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton, Orville Peck Join

Country singer-songwriters Jimmy Allen, Mickey Guyton and Orville Peck have joined Apple TV+’s new music competition series My Kind of Country as scouts and judges, scouting the globe for talented artists. Find out and find the next big country star. The series is slated to premiere worldwide on his March 24th at the streamer.

Scouts Allen, Guyton, and Peck each hand-pick up-and-coming artists and invite them to the country music capital of Nashville, Tennessee, to showcase their sound. The competition winner will receive a grand prize from Apple Music. This includes platform support and exposure. Executive producers Reese Witherspoon and Kacey Musgraves are also set to join the series.

Executive Producers Reese Witherspoon and Kacey Musgraves
Courtesy of Apple

Executive Produced by Witherspoon and Musgraves, with Hello Sunshine’s Sara Rea and Lauren Neustadter. Jason Owen of Sandbox Entertainment. Showrunner girlfriends are Izzie Pick Ibarra and Done + Dusted’s Katy Mullan. Adam Blackstone serves as music director.

Also, today’s TV news said:


Hulu has released a teaser for its upcoming original comedy series History of the World, Part II.

More than 40 years later, the sequel to the seminal Mel Brooks film, A History of the World, Part I, has arrived. Each episode contains different sketches that take the viewer to different periods in human history.

The series stars Mel Brooks, Wanda Sykes, Nick Kroll, and Ike Balinholtz. Additional cast members announced include Pamela Adlon, Tim Baltz, Zazie Beetz, Jillian Bell, Quinta Branson, Dove Cameron, Darcy Carden, Ronnie Chen, Rob Corddry, Danny DeVito and David.・Includes Duchovny, Hannah Einbinder, Jay Ellis, Josh Gad and Kimiko Glenn. Brandon Kyle Goodman, Jake Johnson, Richard Kind, Johnny Knoxville, Lauren Lapkus, Jennifer Lewis, Poppy Liu, Jo Lo Truglio, Jason Mantzoukas, Ken Marino, Jack McBrayer, Zahn McClarnon, Charles Melton, Kumail Nanjiani, Brock O’Hearn, Andrew Rannells, Emily Ratajkowski, Sam Richardson, Nick Robinson, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Timothy Simmons, JB Smoove, David Wayne, Taika Waititi, Reggie Watts, Tyler James Williams.

The show will premiere on March 6th with two episodes, with two new episodes dropping daily until the finale on the 9th. Check out the trailer below.


PBS will air the documentary “Unmasking Hope” on January 23 in markets such as Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Baltimore and PBS Passport. From director Erik Christiansen, this documentary follows a diverse group of trauma survivors, from 9/11 and mass shootings to military combat and sexual assault, as they unmask their pain and find hope again. embarking on a journey to find

Check out the clip below.

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Hot Snakes Media has appointed TV producer Valerie Idehen as vice president of unscripted. The president of Hot Snakes Media, who reports to Naimah Holmes, her Idehen will oversee all shows currently in production for the expanding cross-strait production company.

“Hot Snakes Media is building a team that is agile, bold, and innovative,” said Holmes. “As our industry changes under our feet, Val brings dynamism, business savvy and creative thinking to help us stay ahead.”

In addition to her responsibilities for the current series, Idehen is also tasked with continuing to expand the company’s development slate with Holmes. She is also responsible for judging and managing series producers and crews, as well as creative quality control for all series.

Idehen was most recently Director of Development at Propagate Content. She started her business as an advertising and marketing departmental assistant at Comedy Central before moving into production development at MTV.


Producer Craig J. Harris joined Seattle-based TLG Motion Pictures (run by producer Courtney LeMarco) as head of television development.

“We are proud to announce that Craig is the newest member of our team. He is a man of great integrity and talent. has also worked as a project coordinator/production manager, overseeing the planning, execution and budgeting of a wide range of productions,” LeMarco said of Harris’ hiring.

Harris’ network television production credits include Lifetime’s Chicago ER, multiple seasons of A&E’s The First 48: Missing Persons, and CNN’s documentary series Chicagoland. Craig’s scripted projects have won five regional Emmy Awards, Terry Awards, AFTRA American Scene Awards, and Procter & Gamble Dream Builder Celebration Scribe Awards.


The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network shared a 46% increase in calls to the service after covering the National Sexual Assault Hotline following the airing of Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly Part III: The Final Chapter.” bottom. Many of the survivors who called were the original callers of the service.

“When Surviving R. Kelly first aired in 2018, we had no idea how many people it would reach and touch. Seeing it continue to grow is further proof that this story had to be told,” said Brie Miranda Bryant, SVP of Unscripted Programming and Development at Lifetime.

Surviving R. Kelly Part III: The Final Chapter was watched by over 3.5 million combined linear and digital viewers.

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